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“Good to meet @WilliamsRuto this afternoon,” wrote Welby in a tweet sent on Monday, attaching a picture of him with Dr. Ruto.
Without giving further details around their meeting, the Archbishop added that he would be meeting ODM party leader Raila Odinga next week during his scheduled tour of the UK.
On Monday, the DP also gave an address at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in London where he decried what he termed as a sorry state of government system in the country.
“Today in Kenya, we have a mongrel of a government system,” Ruto told the audience, “You don’t know whether it is the government that is in opposition or the opposition is the one that is in government.”
While drumming up his prospects for the country should he clinch the presidency in the August General Election, Ruto said he is championing the institutionalisation of the governance system.
According to the DP, the current administration, which he happens to be part of, has been compromised since the March 2018 handshake between President Kenyatta and then-opposition chief Raila Odinga.
“The leader of the opposition is a project of the system and the deep state of the government. Unfortunately, the leader of what is supposed to be the ruling party is actually a squatter or a refugee in the opposition party,” he added.
Odinga is, meanwhile, expected to deliver his own address at the Chatham House when he visits the UK next week.